"maintaining mobility as we age"
"If your Spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old.
If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young."
Christy Hayne is a life-long lover of movement who has lived her passion to the fullest from her earliest days. Beginning in childhood as a tree-climbing, multi-sport athlete and gymnast, Christy discovered dance in her teens, eventually earning a place in Calgary’s own Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, where she spent a decade as a professional dancer.
In a NYC modern dance master class, Christy was introduced to the practice of Pilates, which - in the 1980’s - was gaining traction with dancers as a system of conditioning that supported the intense physical demands of full-time dance training and performance. The controlled repetition of sequences designed to improve core stability through the strengthening of deep intrinsic musculature, the refining of larger back and lower body muscle groups, and improving connections between breath and movement, became Christy's passion as well as a preferred personal practice.
A mother of two, an avid runner, and a lover of outdoor pursuits, this practice became a new career for Christy when she received her Stott Pilates Certification in 2004 and began teaching in Calgary. Christy returns frequently to New York City for Pilates and functional movement continuing education. She also completed her yoga teacher training in 2012 - 200hr RYT - and often incorporates yoga and mindful movement into her Pilates classes. An inspirational, as well as experienced, teacher, Christy skillfully guides students towards their personal best, and that oh-so-rewarding “Aha” moment. She often shares with her students a favourite quote from Joseph Pilates: “You are only as old as your spine feels.”
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